Friday, June 25, 2010

Delicious Freshwater Pearls Samplings at LB o J'zazz

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Fig.1: Keshi Purple Iris (10-12mm) and Keshi White (7-9mm)

Fig. 2: Rice Olive Green Iris (6-6.5mm); Rice Silver Iris (5-5.5mm); and Nugget Peacock (5-6mm)

Fresh water pearls add luminosity and shimmer to any beaded object. They also come in rich shades through special dyeing process that creates a broader palette when working with wider colorways. They can be strung in a very simple and elegant fashion or used as an accent bead enhancing silver findings and softening a look. They create very satisfying results when used in extensive embellishment techniques such as fringing and bead embroidery and can be used to create a  layering effect.

Here are some examples of how freshwater pearls create a rich yet subtle contrast when worked with other textures of beads and finishes.

Fig.3 "Ice Queen" by Bettina Al Bakhit employs various sizes, shapes and very subtle variations in freshwater pearls that refract light in a dreamy way. 



Fig.4  Purple Freshwater pearls are selectively used in the fringing to create a rich tapestry of textures and hues in this elaborate beaded collarPiece by Lubna Saif Abbas

We have a limited quantity of designer strands of freshwater pearls and we recommend you come by as these pearls are must sees. Don't forget our new shop hours in Shaab El Bahry which are:

9:00 AM-1:00 PM
5:30  PM- 9:30 PM

11:00 AM-7:00 PM

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